12 The great courtyard was surrounded by a wall of three courses of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams, as was the inner courtyard of the temple of the LORD with its portico.

The Temple’s Furnishings

13 King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram,a
14 whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was from Tyre and a skilled craftsman in bronze. Huram was filled with wisdom, with understanding and with knowledge to do all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to him.
15 He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference.b
16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubitsc high.
17 A network of interwoven chains adorned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.
18 He made pomegranates in two rowsd encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars.e He did the same for each capital.
19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubitsf high.
20 On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around.
21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jaking and the one to the north Boaz.h
22 The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars was completed.